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Yep that’s my thinking. Before the break, I think I had 15. Banks and 14. DHP (ideally would love Petaia but he’s still a while away).

Australia’s other forgotten man stands up at Suncorp

I really thought it might take Jack 2-3 games before we started having these conversations but he was very good right off the bat. Always going to be a bit of rust from teams in the early rounds but if he keeps playing a few more games like this then the Wallabies fullback debate gets really spicy! I can’t remember the last time we’ve had at least 3 guys vying for several positions in the Wallabies. Lock being the only exception sadly…

Australia’s other forgotten man stands up at Suncorp

I was actually surprised by Maddocks kicking game. Hadn’t seen it much before but was impressed.

“Def. think Jack Maddocks is clear front runner for the 15 WB shirt.” He was good, but I think we might need to see a bit more body of work before he’s considered there for the Wallabies. Banks and DHP still my front runners simply because they’ve got those Super runs on the board. How good is it having competition for spots again though?!

Australia’s other forgotten man stands up at Suncorp

Milton Mangoes!? God’s nectar.

Reds looking to break derby drought in Super Rugby AU opener

Yeah have to say I didn’t expect him to make the team. Don’t know much about him either. Keen to see that backrow in action, it’s been my preference since the start of the year.

Waratahs smashed by injury ahead of Super Rugby AU opener

And Reds name theirs:

1. Harry Hoopert
2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa
3. Taniela Tupou
4. Angus Blyth
5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
6. Liam Wright
7. Fraser McReight
8. Harry Wilson
9. Tate McDermott
10. James O’Connor
11. Filipo Daugunu
12. Hamish Stewart
13. Hunter Paisami
14. Jock Campbell
15. Bryce Hegarty

16. Alex Mafi
17. JP Smith
18. Josh Nasser
19. Tuaina Taii Tualima*
20. Angus Scott-Young
21. Scott Malolua
22. Chris Feauai-Sautia
23. Josh Flook*

Waratahs smashed by injury ahead of Super Rugby AU opener

As far as I know, Wilson is fully fit, Paisami is a strong case to be fit by Friday but potentially not and Petaia…well still no good news there.

What we know ahead of Super Rugby AU Round 1

Has he played much at 8? I can only remember him at 6 and slotting in at lock from memory. Could be completely wrong though.

What we know ahead of Super Rugby AU Round 1

Thanks Brett, Friday night table has already been booked down at the local. Will have to differ slightly and go with Brumbies, Reds (no bias I swear), Rebels, Tahs & Force. Toss up between Force and Tahs but I think they might be able to scrape enough wins to finish 4th.

What we know ahead of Super Rugby AU Round 1

Yeah he’s a handy target and with LSL, Blyth and potentially Wright there’s some options there for them. Will see how it all comes together but maybe not as dire as I first thought!

What we know ahead of Super Rugby AU Round 1

I did actually see Seru in the same clip as well so I think that might be where Thorn is heading…

What we know ahead of Super Rugby AU Round 1

What I found interesting was a recent Reds training video had a snippet of ASY packing down at lock…at 194cm he’s not small so could be an option Thorn has up his sleeves.

What we know ahead of Super Rugby AU Round 1

Yep he looked great from what I saw. Still pretty raw but could be a great winger in the sort of Lote mold.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

I remember that try! https://youtu.be/X2Twayuid3o?t=81

Force flanker Chris Alcock calls it quits

Yeah I can’t understand why the AB’s would want to do this? Potentially Wallabies V Kangaroos which has been brought up before but the AB’s don’t exactly gain anything from this. Unless there’s some fat carrot at the end?

A cross-code All Blacks vs Kangaroos match could happen this year

What surprised me after just checking each profile is that Lolesio and Toomua are almost identical in height and weight. But this all depends on whether Rennie prefers dual playmakers at 10 & 12.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

As long as his position aligns with the Rebels and Wallabies, I’ll be happy to see him in any spot. The guy deserves some consistency.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

And a perfect 9/9 with the boot!

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

I remember almost pulling out my hair when JOC was named at 13. But he proved me wrong. I might be in the minority here, but I would still love to see 10. Harrison 12. Lolesio in the long term. They did very well together at the junior World Cup.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

I still prefer O’Connor at 12 but that could work as well. Sometimes it goes unnoticed that Hodge is a great distributor. The game that sticks out for me is the 2017 test against Japan when Hodge at 10 almost convinced me he should be the Wallabies permanent 10.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

Definitely, but the poor guy can’t seem to stitch more than 3 games together at the moment! Getting a full season under his belt and coming out unscathed would be good for him.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

Yeah the stocks are a tad thin when you take out Kuridrani. Possibly Hunter Paisami who was travelling well for the Reds. Otherwise, there’s just English and Newsome left…

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

I think Banks could definitely fill that wing spot admirably but I suppose after all the Cheika years, I’m just tired of seeing guys playing out of position.

I just feel that if Banks is playing fullback at Super level, and is playing it better than the other fullbacks, he should be selected at fullback for the Wallabies.

The only question mark I have is who do we have out there, besides Koroibete, demanding the other wing spot?

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

I think it’s fair he gets to start as he does have the runs on the board and a John Eales medal, which is nothing to sniff at. So, for me, I would have: 9. White 10. Toomua 11. Koroibete 12. O’Connor 13. Kuridrani 14. ?? 15. Banks

Not sure who else might get a run at 14. Potentially DHP, although I’m not a fan of him as a wing.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?

And sounds like you’ve got yourself Godwin for next year too Jez.

Will Dave Rennie remember Australia’s forgotten man?